[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: CHREST Tutorial - An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling, 14 Sep, 2011, UK

Marvin Schiller Marvin.Schiller at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Jun 30 15:44:06 CEST 2011


+++ CHREST Tutorial:  An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling +++

Brunel University, London, UK, September 14th, 2011

CHREST (Chunk Hierarchy and REtrieval STructures) is a comprehensive
computational model of human learning and perception (see
http://www.chrest.info <http://www.chrest.info/>). It has been used to
successfully simulate data in a variety of domains, including: acquisition
of syntactic categories, expert behaviour, concept formation, implicit
learning, and the acquisition of multiple representations in physics for
problem solving, and gambling. The aim of this workshop is to provide
participants with an introduction to CHREST, how it can be used to model
various phenomena, and the knowledge to carry out their own modelling
experiments. Participants in this tutorial will:

- Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the CHREST computational model
and its relation to the chunking and template theories of cognition;
- Explore some key learning phenomena supporting the chunking theory by
taking part in a verbal-learning experiment;
- Attempt to match the performance of a CHREST model of verbal learning
with their own data; and
- Be introduced to the implementation of CHREST in sufficient detail to
begin modelling data in their own domains

The tutorial is held by Prof. Fernand Gobet, Dr. Peter Lane, and Dr.
Marvin Schiller.

Fernand Gobet (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~hsstffg/) is Professor of
Psychology at Brunel University. He previously was Reader of Intelligent
Systems at the University of Nottingham. He started working on the CHREST
architecture in collaboration with Herbert Simon during his stay at
Carnegie Mellon (1990-1995). In addition to developing the CHREST
architecture, his scientific interests include: methodology of
computational modelling; empirical research into expert behaviour,
including its neural correlates; the psychology of board games; problem
gambling; natural and artifical intelligence; and the fusion between
perceptual and conceptual knowledge.
Peter Lane (http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqpcl/) is a Senior
Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of
Hertfordshire. He was introduced to CHREST when working for Fernand Gobet
at the University of Nottingham. In addition to work with CHREST, research
interests include: data mining, image analysis and machine learning.
Marvin Schiller (http://www.marvin-schiller.de) is a Research Fellow at
the Centre for the Study of Expertise at Brunel University. His current
work investigates cognitive models of problem gambling using CHREST.

+++ Organisers +++

Fernand Gobet and Marvin Schiller, Brunel University, London, UK

+++ Further Information/Registration +++

Please see 
or contact the organisers.

Dr. Marvin Schiller
Research Fellow
Centre for the Study of Expertise
School of Social Sciences / Dept. of Psychology
Brunel University
Uxbridge UB8 3PH
Tel. 0044 (0)1895 267487
Marvin.Schiller at brunel.ac.uk

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